MLA: Print Sources
Below are some of the examples of how citations may appear in a works-cited page in MLA. Although the examples on this page are presented single-spaced for clarity, please note that in MLA style the works-cited page is double-spaced.
Book (view detail)
Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day. Boston: Faber, 1989. Print.
To cite an edition prepared for publication by someone other than the author (a scholarly edition) (view detail) :
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Ed. James Kingsley. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. Print.
To cite a volume where the editor or compiler’s name appears on the title page:
Shell, Marc, ed. American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2002. Print.
If referring primarily to the work itself: (view detail)
Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Stuart Gilbert. New York: Knopf, 1946. Print.
If referring primarily to the translator’s comments: (view detail) :
Seidensticker, Edward G., trans. The Tale of Genji. By Murasaki Shikibu. New York: Knopf, 1976. Print.
Work from an Anthology (view detail)
Iko, Momoko. "Gold Watch." Unbroken Thread: An Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women. Ed. Roberta Uno. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1993. 105-54. Print.
Article from a Scholarly Journal (view detail)
Hirota, Akiko. "The Tale of Gengi: From Heian Classic to Heisei Comic." Journal of Popular Culture 31.2 (Fall 1997): 29-68. Print.
Previously Published Article from a Literary Criticism Anthology
Note that because the article was reprinted with a new title, the information on the anthology is given first, followed by the article's original publication. "Rpt." stands for "reprinted."
Gill, Brendan. "B.C. to A.D." The New Yorker 58.13 (17 May 1982): 110-15. Print. Rpt. in "Athol Fugard." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Jean C. Stine. Vol. 25. Detroit: Gale Research, 1983. 173-78. Print.
Original Article from a Literary Criticism Anthology (view detail)
Falk, Thomas H. "Herland." Masterplots II. Women's Literature Series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Vol. 3. Pasadena: Salem, 1995. 1022-30. Print.
Article from a Newspaper (view detail)
Alvarez, Gloria. "Teacher Recalls Land of Rising Sun; Audience Hears Tales of Japan." East New Orleans Picayune 14 Oct. 2001: 4. Print.
Newspaper Article without an Author (view detail)
"Once a Jerk, Always a Jerk - and the Whole Town Loves Him." The Charlotte Observer 8 Oct. 2002: 10A. Print.
Article from a Magazine (view detail)
Day, Nancy, and Alec Foege. "Geisha Guy: Arthur Golden Isn't Japanese, and He Isn't a Woman. But He Does a Brilliant Impersonation in His Smash First Novel." People Weekly 23 Nov. 1998: 89. Print.
Images from a Book/Journal (view detail)
Delaroche, Paul. Portrait of a Woman. 1829. Pastel Drawing. European Drawings from the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum. By Carol C. Gillham and Carolyn H. Wood. Chapel Hill: The Museum, U of North Carolina, 2001. 93. Print.
Personal Photographs (view detail)
John's First Birthday Party. Personal photography by Lisa Newman. May 22, 2009.